New York 2012: Buick Enclave Gets A New Look

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
new york 2012 buick enclave gets a new look

We knew that Buick’s new Enclave was due be revealed simply by looking at our Facebook feeds and seeing reports of an elaborate, alcohol-and-buffet laden event somewhere far beyond the means of most journos. As we sit here eating our McDonald’s Value Menu entrees while sipping a bottle of Thunderbird, we, your humble servants, bring you information on Buick’s newest crossover.

LED lights both inside and out, as well as a new IntelliLink infotainment system are the big changes, along with a revised 6-speed automatic. A front-wheel drive Enclave will supposedly hit 24 mpg on the highway. Somehow, Buick felt it necessary to fly a bunch of hacks out to some far-flung luxury resort and host an event just for this. Excuse me while I screw the cap of my noble, strawberry flavored vintage.

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  • Zackman Zackman on Apr 03, 2012

    Simply the most beautiful SUV ever built, hands-down. If I could afford to feed it, I'd have one. In Brown, please. No kidding. Now, it's just that much more gorgeous. Love it.

    • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Apr 03, 2012

      Me too. That brown is just like the mud at the bottom of my neighborhood frog pond. Pardon me. I've had a really long two days, and I'm a bit slap happy.

  • -Cole- -Cole- on Apr 03, 2012

    I hope the wood in the steering wheel is plastic now, to keep it consistent.

  • Ponchoman49 Ponchoman49 on Apr 03, 2012

    Come on people! If you can't tell the difference between this one and last years something is wrong or your GM hated is showing in spades. I glanced very quickly at this page and knew instantly that this was a new model year Buick. The entire grille, fascia and headlight look is different and more bold. The port holes have moved from the sides to the hood. The lower ugly black rockers have been replaced with body color and a chrome door molding which was absent before is now included here. The wheels are new and the interior is different and improved. It's a very nice update on an already pretty good looking vehicle and a better effort than Toyota did with the all new looks almost like the old Camry and ES 350 Lexus.

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    • Firestorm 500 Firestorm 500 on Mar 26, 2013

      To fromabuick6: So how long have you been working for Buick design?

  • Dirk Wiggler Dirk Wiggler on Apr 03, 2012

    This is such a nice looking vehicle, brown can't make it look bad. Ditch the Mazda grille though. Nice update overall.